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Best Practices in Co-teaching and Collaboration

The HOW of Co-teaching – Implementing the Co-teaching Models

Why should you buy this book? This book is very different than any other on the market:

  1. It’s filled with new, effective, updated co-teaching approaches and clear implementation methods. Now, more than ever, we teach an increasingly diverse student population, including students with disabilities or other special needs. Our challenge is meeting the needs of all our students, without neglecting any of them. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this goal is to partner professionals in the classroom through co-teaching.
  2. You’ll find dozens of practical tips, including new ideas for implementing the co-teaching models, collaborative lesson planning, efficient use of precious class time, and dealing with a wide range of student ability levels in the classroom.
  3. Included are necessary tools, lists and forms that guide you through the process of implementing co-teaching models that work at all levels.
  4. Gain tips for optimizing your time and laying the groundwork for effective collaboration and increased rigor!
Best Practices in Co-teaching & Collaboration - Buy Now!

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  • Up-to-date co-teaching models with current practices and variations to strengthen your co-taught classroom
  • Maximize the strengths of your collaborative teaching teams
  • Learn how to incorporate specialized instruction into co-teaching models
  • Discover Practical Ideas for Managing Time and Schedules with Susan's exclusive "Chunking Lesson Plans®" productivity strategy

Explore New Ways to Implement the Co-teaching Models!

For more than two decades, I’ve worked hand in hand with teachers in classrooms throughout the USA helping them implement co-teaching models.  We’ve worked together to find solutions to questions like:

  • How do we find the time to use co-teaching models and differentiate instruction and still cover the content?
  • How do I work with a co-teacher who is not an expert in the content area so that students benefit?
  • How do I maintain academic rigor and not lose struggling students?
  • How do I ensure that my students receive the services they should as part of co-teaching without pulling them aside and stigmatizing them?
  • How should my co-teaching partner and I divide responsibilities, whether for preparation or actual teaching?

I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t in an inclusive, co-taught classroom. My mission is to support your success, while pointing out the pitfalls to avoid, through my books, seminars, and coaching.


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